Now that Benedict Cumberbatch is officially Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE, the film has narrowed down the actors who may play the next major character.
Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight), Bill Nighy (Shaun of the Dead), and Ken Watanabe (Godzilla) are reportedly being sought out to play The Ancient One. The character is the infamous mentor from whom Doctor Stephen Strange seeks help after the brilliant surgeon loses his abilities in an accident.
In the comics, The Ancient One refuses to help Stephen Strange recover his operating skills because of his narcissism, but instead teaches him the secrets of magic so that he may help others with his powers. The magic especially comes in handy when The Ancient One’s life is threatening by one of his apprentices.
The roles have allegedly just been offered to the actors, so there’s no prominent contender quite yet. Though they’re all very different actors, we’d be interested to see any one of the three taking on the original Sorcerer Supreme!
DOCTOR STRANGE will hit theaters on November 4, 2016.